Thursday, 12 November 2020

Luxury box for 4 x 4 cards

 After creating my large box for C6 cards i decided to reduce the measurements to create a smaller version for 4 x 4 cards. Using the stunning Snowflake splendour papers and Highland heather card I love the alternative Christmas colours in this project.

I have a full step by step tutorial for you to follow and will leave all the measurements below so you can create this pretty box with ease.


Piece 1.. 7 x 8 1/4"
on the long side score at 1-2-6 1/4- 71/4"
turn to the short side and score at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2"

Piece 2 .. 4 1/4 x 5"
score on the short side at 1/2 and 1 1/2"

Paper Layers

front flap 4 1/8 x 3 3/8"
Top 4 1/8 x 7/8"
Back 4 1/8 x 4 3/8"
Bottom 4 1/8 x 7/8"
Lower flap 4 1/8 x 1 3/8!
Sides four pieces at 4 3/8 x 7/8"

Monday, 9 November 2020

LARGE luxury C6 card box

Today I am sharing my specific measurements for a box I created to hold a set of Christmas cards I have made. I wanted a co-ordinating box and the measurements had to fit my needs. I got out my ruler and put my thinking cap on and ..voila.

So the box could be used for any reason but it holds 8 - 10 C6 size cards and envelopes with ease. By using the same Heart warming hugs paper as the cards we end up with a fantastic gift set of stunning cards.

Super simple to make but I do have a full step by step YouTube tutorial for you to follow and I will leave all measurements below to make it easy for you to recreate one for yourself.

Have fun creating xxx Amanda


Piece 1 93/4 x 93/4"
on one side score at 1 - 2 1/2" then turn sheet fully and do the same on the other side
on another side score at 1 1/2 and 3"

Piece 2
4 3/4 x 8"
score on long side  1/2" and 2"

Paper layers

Back 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"
Top and bottom 1 1/4 x 4 1/2"
front flap 4 1/2 x 5 3/4" then layer again with 4 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Inside lip 4 1/2 x 1 1/4"
sides 1 1/4 x 6 1/2"

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Pop up gift card treat box

 Ok so November for me means we can really start with the Christmas crafting and preparation.

I think handmade will be even more important this year as shopping can be hard work during a pandemic.

Here is one quick and easy idea you can create this year. Not only having fun with supplies but also taking the headache out of Christmas shopping ... gift cards mean they can do their own shopping .. genius !!

Wrap the box simply with a piece of your favourite Christmas paper, I used Heart warming hugs from Stampin' Up!, a small amount of ribbon and a fun stamped sentiment and voila !!

Inside reveals your gift card and a simple wrapped chocolate treat. What a great little gift to make and send.

Check below for tutorial, measurements and products list

Have fun creating a handmade Christmas this year xxxx Amanda

Video Tutorial

Product List 


Box :- 9 x 7" score on long side at 1, 4, 5, 8" turn and score at 1, 6"

Inset :- 7 x 5" on long side score 2 1/4, 3 1/2, 4 3/4"

assemble as per tutorial video above

Monday, 14 September 2020

Easy Mini album in a box tutorial

 Christmas is coming everyone get creating !! Handmade gifts are just the best gift to give and no waiting in line or things being out of stock all you need do is stock up on papercraft supplies nice and early.

Today I am sharing a quick and easy gift you can create which is budget friendly and time friendly. A mini album in a box.

So this gift is made to fit our pre made mini paper pumpkin boxes ..these are awesome fun to create with and I can see me making a few project with these so stock up on these ready! 

I made a simple concertina style mini album with 18 pages which fits nicely inside this box. You can dress them up or keep them simple it is up to you.

The possibilities are endless with just a little imagination you could take this idea and add to it. Idd pockets and tags or positive sentiments and fill it with photos for the recipient. A memory box of the year or years gone by. What a great gift.

I have a step by step video to share and I will leave all measurements and products used below. If you would like to purchase any of the items I use today simply click the product photograp to jump to my online store.

Happy crafting xxx Amanda

Product List 


Album pages. Cut three at 5 x11" score at 3 1/2- 7 and 10 1/2" on each one join together on 1/2" edge. You will need to cut one extra single page 5 x 3 1/2" as the page which tucks behind the internal belly band we will place on the inside of the box lid.

Page dsp layers - 4 1/2 x 3" each 
Internal belly bad - 6 3/8 x 1" score at each end 1/2" fold over this is where it attaches to the box.

Lid decore card layer - 5 3/8 x 3 5/8"  DSP layer 5 1/8 x 3 3/8"
Front and back lip card layer - 5 5/8 x 7/8" DSP 5 3/8 x 5/8"
Side pannels card - 3 1/2 x 7/8" you need two DSP layer 3 1/4 x 5/8"

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Join the Stampin' Up! family .. new great promotion with extra FREE products

 I can honestly say joining Stampin' Up! was the best decision I ever made. I have had a huge sense of personal achievement from being a demonstrator and I just want to encourage EVERYONE to get on board be they brand new to Stampin' Up! or have been a demonstrator before NOW is a great time to join.

Throughout September 2020 we have addition FREE goodies for our new joiners. So on top of the heap of supplies you can order when joining at just £99 including shipping for £130 worth of goods you also get the following FREE. Amazing offer.

You also get to join one of the largest crafty communities world wide with heaps of inspiration, tips, guidance, training and most of all ... FRIENDSHIP.

If you join my team before the 19th of September you can join my virtual team retreat. A full fun day of virtual face to face crafting via zoom. Absolutely free where we will be learning techniques, creating projects and generally having a giggle.

If yopu need any further information regarding becoming a demonstrator feel free to email me at or message me directly via FaceBook. I am always here to help.

If your confident to join right away or are a returning demonstrator you can join right now the link below... we cant wait to have you join our team.

xxxx Amanda 

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Monday, 31 August 2020

Gift card holder/ mini book tutorial

 I created this cut little mini brag book today which is also great as a gift card holder. A lovely little gift for someone . They can have the treat of a gift card and the long lasting gift of a mini brag book you can fill with photos to adorn a workstation or mantle piece.

This one has a fantastic travel theme to it but you could make it any style you like. I used the speciality World of Good designer series paper from Stampin' Up! and the co-ordinating stamp set Beautiful World. The gold foiling throughout the papers here gives the most beautiful luxury look to this easy little gift.

I have a full process from beginning to end video tutorial listed below. Come on over and subscribe for regular creative ideas.

I will also leave all measurements used and a supplies list so you have everything you need to re create this fun project.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

Product List

Video tutorial


Cover 8 3/4 x 3 3/4" score on long side at 3 1/4 , 3 1/2 , 7 , 7 1/4" 
Cover DSP layers:- Flap = 3 5/8 X 1 3/8", Front = 3 1/8 x 3 5/8" , Back = 3 3/8 x 3 5/8"
Pages cut 3 at 6 3/4 x 3 3/4" score on long side at 3 3/8, DSP for these are 3 1/8 x 3 1/2"
Pocket  cut to 4 1/4 x 1 3/4" score on three sides at 1/4" create pocket as per youtube video DSP layer for pocket = 1 3/8 x 3 5/8"

Monday, 24 August 2020

Coming Home front flip card two ways

 So I have recently purchased seasonal products but I'm not really ready to do Christmas crafting just yet. The coming Home stamp set was a wise choice as this isn't necessarily seasonal. It can be used all year round. I used it to create two fun new home cards. How much fun are these ?


I love the different combinations you can get by layering some of the smaller houses onto the larger ones. And how different colour combinations can give us even more possibilities.

I will leave some extra photos and then leave measurements below so you can create your own. I have a YouTube show and tell video so you can see them close up. I felt a full tutorial would be too lengthy as I fussy cut all my houses. You can save heaps of time by purchasing the co-ordinating dies.. I wish I had !!! 

Arent they fun ! If you would like to make your own all the information needed is below.

Have a great day.

Happy Stamping xx Amanda

Product List


CARD 1 ( Portrait with full tall flap) 

Cut card 81/4 x 5 7/8' score on long side at 4 1/8' 
Inside white layer 3 7/8 x 5 5/8'
front full DSP layer 3 7/8 x 5 5/8'
Flap 3 1/2 x 5 1/4' sore on long side at 1/4' fold and glue this to the card front to create the flap.
Flap DSP layer 3 3/8 x 4 7/8'
Silver foil layer 2 3/4 x 4 1/4'
White layer 4 x 2 1/2'

CARD 2  ( Landscape version with smaller flap

Cut card81/4 x 5 7/8' score on long side at 4 1/8'
DSP layer 53/4 x 4'
FLAP 4 x 3' score on long side at 1/4' fold and this is where you glue flap to card.
Flap DSP 3 1/2 x 2 7/8'
Inside card layer 3 7/8 x 5 5/8'

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Lovely you card class in UK sizes

 This card is a fantastically easy card to make. Made even easier by the fact this class was given to us by Stampin' Up! themselves for demonstrators to use for inspiration or for their next class. Stampin' Up! give demonstrators heaps of resources to use to inspire and frankly it makes life so much easier too ... less thinking needed on those days when your just not feelin it . 

I do adore the lovely you bundle with its co-ordinating lovely label punch there are so many possibilities you could create for days on end with this set.

 I created the first card over on my YouTube you can follow along below by clicking the video link. Stampin' Up! gave us this fab class in American card sizes and so I will leave the measurements I converted it to in inches using European A4 card stock.

You don't need many supplies for these cards I will leave the supply list bellow also. If you wish to purchase any simply click the item photo to visit my web shop.

happy crafting xxx Amanda

Product List

Card 1

cut Daffodil delight card to 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 " score at 4 1/8" fold in half

Cut whisper white to 5 3/8 x 3 5/8" 

Pool party strip 3/4 x 3 5/8"

Card 2

Cut Pool part card to 8 1/4 x 5 7/8" score at 4 1/8" fold in half to form card.

Cut Pool party card to 5 3/8 x 3 5/8" this is the stamping layer.

Cut Daffodil delight to 1/2" punch the end then stamp with Daffodil delight.

Cut Magenta madness card to 1 " stamp with Magenta madness ink.

Cut whisper white to 3/4 " stamp sentiment in black.

Cut these strips to your liking arrange in tiers with sentiment crossing over the two colours.